Victim in deadly Anne Arundel County fire identified

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 18:51:54-04

A man who died in a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday has been identified.

Lionel Ward, 55, was found inside a burning home on Brookwood Road. He died of smoke inhalation and thermal injury, preliminary autopsy reports show.

Firefighters found a smoke alarm inside the home, but they aren't sure if it was working or not. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Ward is the second person to die in a fire in the county in 2016.